Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain articles

Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology within supply chain applications.

All topics are covered in these articles which include ERP/MRP, Manufacturing Software, Advanced Planning, Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management Software, Automatic Identification/Datacapture, Voice-Directed Warehousing, Printing & LabellingTransport Management, Asset Management Software and Mobile Computing.

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Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

The New Digital Format of the magazine has been created to be intuitively interactive, easily navigable and optimised for viewing on a desktop or mobile device.

This edition features a Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems (TMS). For this report, we spoke with a number of leading analysts and vendors within the Transportation Management Systems space about current trends and possible future innovations within this critically important industry sector.

Workers in critical services such as manufacturing and utilities can access their wages ahead of pay day, for free

Workers in critical services such as manufacturing and utilities can access their wages ahead of pay day, for free

Due to the ongoing crisis around COVID-19, Earnings on Demand platform Hastee is giving all workers - including those in key services such as manufacturing, utilities and facility management – free access to their earned wages before pay day for the next three months.

Datalogic’s handheld computer, the Memor 10, streamlines picking and packing for Van Tilburg’s ever-growing online orders

Datalogic’s handheld computer, the Memor 10, streamlines picking and packing for Van Tilburg’s ever-growing online orders

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and industrial automation solutions provider, has announced that Van Tilburg has chosen the Datalogic Memor 10 to streamline the picking and packing process for its growing online sales.

Britain's supermarkets are no longer competing – they are working together to survive

Britain's supermarkets are no longer competing – they are working together to survive

Will Broome, CEO of retail tech pioneers Ubamarket, discusses the unprecedented industry co-operation and examines how technology can help mitigate the crisis and prevent future shortages.

Microlise provides SmartFlow driver & subcontractor management app free of charge during coronavirus crisis

Microlise provides SmartFlow driver & subcontractor management app free of charge during coronavirus crisis

Increased levels of consumer buying, fuelled by Covid-19, is resulting in unprecedented supply chain challenges that are likely to continue at heightened levels for longer than traditional peak periods.

Sudden shift to remote work increases demand for sales productivity software

Sudden shift to remote work increases demand for sales productivity software

The effects of Coronavirus are hitting hard around the globe, with many companies telling their workforce to ‘stay home’. Yet, as more workers operate remotely, many large companies are finding it difficult to keep up morale and productivity.

Manufacturers needed for rapid roll out of Coronavirus self-test

Manufacturers needed for rapid roll out of Coronavirus self-test

Scientists have appealed to industry to help fast produce a molecular test and smartphone app that can tell people in half an hour if they have Covid-19.

Delivery, drive thru and click & collect step up during Coronavirus

Delivery, drive thru and click & collect step up during Coronavirus

According to global information company The NPD Group, there was a +20% increase in food deliveries in China during the last 10 days of January when Chinese government restrictions began to be implemented.

4 Reasons to go with a modular, cloud-based manufacturing solution

4 Reasons to go with a modular, cloud-based manufacturing solution

Implementing an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) can be an enormous undertaking as, in many cases, the system serves as a bridge between the shop floor and the management and is directly intervened in the production processes. MES projects can also be quite expensive due to high software and implementation costs.

Making the most of available data

Making the most of available data

From onboard sensors monitoring the temperature inside a refrigerated container to GPS speed or location monitoring, access to real-time data has become a vital management tool for the tech-savvy fleet manager. But are they making the most of the available data?

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